[Marxism] Bush, Giordano Bruno, and burning stakes

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Mon Aug 22 18:16:17 MDT 2005


Mark Lause wrote:

>In many ways, it was
>one of those really bad ideas that actually spurred exploration and
>"progress."
>

Pannekoek -- in his History of Astronomy -- makes a similar argument for 
the place of astrology in the early development of astronomical theory. 
astrology practice required charts of the heavens, and it was in the 
practice of charting the heavens that modern astronomy theory was born.

les schaffer

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